Mimosa Hostilis Inner Root Bark, sustainably produced and ethically sourced.
Mimosa – mimosa hostilis from Brazil powdered exclusively from inner root bark for best colour extraction. Ours is of the highest quality and consistently a best seller.
Mimosa hostilis inner root bark can be used to recreate authentic 17th and 18th century costume dresses and certain military uniforms. We also supply folks with mimosa for tanning and dyeing leather work. It’s absolutely packed with tannins.
What is less well known is mimosa’s traditional medical uses. Powdered mimosa is mixed with water and used as a painkilling treatment for bad teeth.
We sell mimosa as a dyestuff and although it has been processed without the addition of any other chemicals, we only recommend its use as a dye. Besides which, if you have a toothache you really ought to see a dentist!
Mimosa is an extraordinary pioneer plant and can help reclaim land after a fire.
Alternative names for mimosa hostilis:
What we call Mimosa hostilis, you may hear called a variety of names:
- Mimosa tenuiflora
- Acacia hostilis
- Acacia Jurema
- Mimosa cabrera
- Mimosa limana
….All different names for the same tree (although not always referring to the inner root bark).
Our colours, Your vision
Our supplier travels the world to find the best plants raised in the best way. He also selects the highest quality part of each plant, in this case root bark taken from the right depth. Our customers return again and again for bespoke professional projects and colourful craft at home.
We like to have a play with all our products, have a look at our first go dyeing with mimosa!
PH and other factors will affect final colour. Research the method you want use. Obviously fabric type will be influential, but also temperature and pretreatments. All of our dyes can produce a range of colours. They are perfect for bespoke professional projects as well as having colourful fun at home. How you treat your fabric will have a fundamental effect on the results you produce, read more…